Last time I’ve experienced uncommon problem with one of my hard drives. Due a power failure of my NAS server a hard drive could’t spin up.
After many years of use plain hard drives for data storage I decided to buy small and inexpensive server. I found HP Microserver N40L. This hardware contains 1.5GHz AMD Turion processor and 4GB ECC RAM. It’s a real server despite it’s size. It’s running with FreeNAS and works as home NAS. Here is a photo of my server (without case).
This post describes solution for mounting error (error 6). By some reason Linux cannot mount one or more file systems though boot partition starts without any problems. On Fedora Linux this symptom is really confusing because it additionally dumps error about ext3 label problem.
After many days of work I’ve finished my new gadget – 512 LED Cube. It’s controlled from a Raspberry Pi by SPI. Have a nice watching :).